PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 Arrives on April 30th, More Details Coming Before Launch

April 25, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


The wait for PS4 firmware update 1.70 will only last a few more days, as both PlayStation Japan and PlayStation Europe have confirmed that we’ll see the new firmware on Wednesday, April 30th. North America still doesn’t have an announced release date for 1.70, but it would be very strange if it wasn’t April 30th The North American date for 1.70 has been confirmed as April 30th.

We’ve placed all the currently known update 1.70 notes below, with PlayStation Europe’s Chris Owen teasing that “more details will be released before the firmware release:”

  • The new rich video editor app for PS4, SHAREfactory, allows you to easily edit and customize your gameplay videos. After completing your videos, it will be easy to share them to Facebook, or you can export them to an external USB storage device and upload the clips elsewhere.
  • Firmware update 1.70 will also feature the ability to change the recording time of your gameplay to shorter increments, the ability to change who you share your clips with on the SHARE screen, and the removal of default saves for screenshots and video clips.
  • 1.70 allows you to turn off HDCP, giving you the ability to capture video directly from your HDMI output.
  • Another added feature will be the ability to pre-download your pre-ordered games from the PlayStation Store up to several days before launch.

Here’s a new video for PS4 firmware 1.70 (in Japanese) that may either help get you ready for the update, or just confuse you:

Once more details surrounding firmware update 1.70 are revealed, we’ll let you know.